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Midday Roundup: Could the long-lost Santa Maria finally be found?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ship ahoy. An ocean explorer claims to have found what might be the remains of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria , off the coast of northern Haiti.

Midday Roundup: Oklahoma investigates execution that went horribly wrong

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Botched execution. An Oklahoma inmate scheduled for execution last night began writhing on the gurney shortly after getting the first of three injections in a…

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

By Rob Holmes
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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

Common ground in space despite escalating tensions on Earth

By Rob Holmes
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Space | A software snag turned a six-hour ride into a two-day journey for the Russian and American astronauts aboard a Soyuz capsule on its way to the International…

Midday Roundup: The Obama administration’s war on caloric subterfuge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Because nobody drinks just half a Coke. Nutrition labels on food packages could be changing to more realistically reflect people’s eating habits. The Obama…

Midday Roundup: Pharmacy won’t fill execution drug prescription

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lethal prescription. A compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma has agreed not to provide the deadly drug needed for an execution scheduled for next week in Missouri.

Midday Roundup: New cable giant plans coast-to-coast rampage

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Massive merger. Comcast Corp. announced today it plans to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., forming an uber-company out of the nation’s two largest cable TV…

Midday Roundup: Frozen roads cause Southern traffic meltdown

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Snow day. Hundreds of stranded motorists in Alabama and Georgia spent the night in their cars, stuck on icy roads. Although only about 3 inches of snow…

Life on other planets? Evidence is shaky, at best

By Julie Borg
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Science | Earlier this month, a report based on findings by NASA’s Kesler spacecraft made news when it claimed that Earth-like, habitable planets are surprisingly…

Midday Roundup: Like your current insurance plan? Too bad.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s what I meant to say. President Barack Obama is adding some nuance to the oft-spoken (and now broken) promise that’s gotten him in so much trouble…

Space balloon gives whole new meaning to liftoff

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Would you want to float into space in a balloon? You might be able to in 2016, for the bargain price of $75,000. World View Enterprises, a company that hopes…

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